Where Does It Hurt?
- By: Neil Chanchlani
The junior doctor is back. But this time he’s traded in the stethoscope and white coat for a prescription pad and ripped T shirt. Making the transition from the ward as a first year foundation programme doctor to a drug and rehabilitation outreach officer was no easy move for Dr Max Pemberton, author of the best selling novel Trust Me, I’m a (Junior) Doctor.
Max has taken on the streets of London—one rent boy, drug addict, and prostitute at a time. After a stressful year of getting yelled at by consultants and finding no time for sleep let alone time do his laundry, Max has opted to work in the suburbs for a year at the Phoenix Outreach Project in London. Here Max’s role is twofold: firstly, he works as the sole doctor in a drug rehab clinic, and, secondly, he wanders some of the most dangerous streets of the